- Museum number
Mahogany Cased Mantel Clock.
Round topped mahogany case with a bead decoration around the lower part, centred with an applied lozenge. Around the top of the base a three and one bead and reel border over a moulded base. Four nickel-plated button feet. Nickel plated hinged, glazed bezel. Rear door with a pierced metal fret backed with green material and with a nickel-plated catch.
Silvered-brass dial with an outer circle for minutes, with triangel marks at the hours, surrounding hours I-XII. Winding holes at IIII andn VIII. Blued-steel, spade-pattern hour and minute hands.
Spring-driven, eight-day movement with rectangular plates angled off at the top corners and with four plain cylindrical brass pillars pinned at the front and retained by screws at the back. Both trains powered by going barrels with winding ratchets on the front plate. Five wheel going train, the wheels with four crossings. 11-jewel platform club-tooth lever escapement. Spiral balance spring with a index mounted on the balance cock.
Rack strking mechanism for hours and half-hours, striking on a spiral steel gong mounted on a standard bolted to the bottom of the case. The striking fly pinion has a weighted and sprung extending vane fly to regulator the rate of striking.
With the clock is a brass butterfly-handle winding key.
- Production date
Height: 26.60 centimetres
Width: 22 centimetres
Depth: 13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See 'Clockmaking in England and Wales in the Twentieth Century : the industrialized manufacture of domestic mechanical clocks' by John Glanville and William M. Wolmuth, Crowood Press , 2015 p 150
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Oct 2010)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This clock is part of the Glanville and Wolmuth Collection, a comprehensive collection of twentieth century domestic mechanical factory-made clocks made in England and Wales.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 193 (Glanville & Wolmuth Collection)